A spicy Shiraz from the vineyards of Central Victoria brightens with a boost of Viognier for aroma and balance, as often practiced in France's most highly regarded appellation of the Northern Rhone Valley, Côte Rôtie. The grapes grown in this Austrialian vineyard where planted on 19th century French rootstocks, another nod to the French tradition & influence in this new world wine. This wine is a collaborative effort between two renowned wine families; Chapoutier from the Rhône Valley in France, and Terlato family of Napa Valley in California.
Light & Fruity
Opened my first bottle, of 4, this evening and was not all that impressed. Wine was flat and tight and lacked any structure. Opened up some and has potential but needs aging.
Earthy & Spicy
Aussie style Shiraz. medium body. Moderate spice, good finish. While tannins are not overpowering, may open up with more fruit after 1-3 years in the cellar.